100985: When They Won't Quit

A Call to Action for Families, Friends, and Employers of Alcohol and Drug-Addicted People

About the Course:

America’s leading interventionist wants to share his knowledge. This book will help readers understand that:

  • Sooner or later, one way or another, alcoholism touches everyone.
  • Alcoholics are unable to self-diagnose their illness and are therefore unable to help themselves.
  • Alcoholics drink even when past experience, prudence and logic prohibit it.
  • Chemically dependent people do not get clean and sober without some form of intervention.
  • Virtually all interventions set positive changes into motion.

Journal/Publisher:

Holly Hill

Publication Date:

2002

Author

Bruce Cotter

About the Author:

Bruce Cotter is the senior partner of Bruce Cotter and Associates, a national Intervention and Recovery Management firm. He excelled at many things in life—education, competitive sports, and a career in broadcasting—until alcoholism cost him all he loved and achieved. Today, Cotter has earned the reputation of America’s leading interventionist.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about chemical dependency and intervention strategies. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify signs and symptoms of chemical dependency and the progression of the disease.

  2. Explain why those close to a chemically dependent person must intervene and attempt to halt the course of the addiction.

  3. Describe the steps involved in planning and executing an intervention encounter.

  4. Discuss the role of family and friends during and after the chemically dependent person undergoes treatment.

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